Managing A Toxic Boss + Knowing When And How To Leave

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Are You A Crappy Manager?

Now if you’re a crappy manager there’s help for you.  Brazen Careerist has a great article which discusses how to know if you’re a crappy manager.  This applies to managers, supervisors, CEOs, directors and anyone else who managers a team of employees.  It’s important to realize that the people who work for you are there to help you reach your goals.  Without them, you are nothing.  There is no business and there is no money to be made.  Treat them badly and you end up depending on someone who hates your guts and only lives to make you miserable.  If you’re a CEO behaving badly, then you’re business will forever be at the mercy of employees who hate you and eventually find ways to sabotage your efforts.

Deal with your issues now.  More than likely, if you feel any of this applies to you then it’s time to really assess whether the tug of war with the people who report to you is really necessary.  They want the same things you do :  a productive environment where respect for one another is valued while being financially successful.  Your outerworld (work) is a reflection of your inner world (how you think) and there’s a good chance that the things you think about your subordinates are really the things you feel about yourself.  There’s a way to get what you want but creating conflict only begets more conflict which frustrates you further in the workplace.  You may even blame them, but perhaps it’s time to look within.   Let go and make the adult decision to change.  As a leader, it starts with you.  And, you’ll never get what you want from your employees what you aren’t willing to do yourself.


Written by Ginger, CEO of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds ™– breaking financial ceilings, one stiletto at a time. There she publishes tips and articles that will help women light up their financial lives and take control of their deepest money issues.  

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